Friday, April 29, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by the Run for the Roses

Next Saturday is the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby — also known as The Run for the Roses. 

There's something captivating about the Kentucky Derby — green grass, majestic horses, colorful jockeys, outlandish hats, mint juleps, and roses. LOTS of roses! The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports has a lot to offer whether you're a sports fan or not. The pageantry is bar none. There is MUCH to inspire when you watch the Kentucky Derby!

I searched the web for a variety of images pertaining to the Run for the Roses, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:

All of those glorious roses! And I'll take a mint julep (or two or three!), pretty please! 

My Favorite Things has some gorgeous rose products to make your paper crafts spectacular. Let's take a look at some awesome projects that will inspire you to create with roses!

Red roses steal the show in Julia's gorgeous project. Her combination of the Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics make for a simply STUNNING card!

Lean on Me Card by Julia Stainton featuring the Encouraging Words stamp set, Scribble Roses, Scribble Roses Overlay, Four Way Chevron Cover-Up, and Double Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Keisha has a knack for incorporating our collection of rolled flowers into her designs. Here she features the Mini Royal Roses and Rolled Scalloped Rose Die-namics. Showstoppers, for sure!

Birthday Rose Card by Keisha Campbell featuring the Spotlight Sentiments and You're the Sweetest stamp sets and the Inside & Out Dieagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX, Mini Royal Roses, Rolled Scalloped Rose, Royal Leaves, and Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

One of my very favorite background stamps from My Favorite Things is the Roses All Over Background, and Karolyn's use of it is seriously DIVINE!

Grateful Roses Card by Karolyn Loncon featuring Kind Friends stamp set, Roses All Over Background stamp, and the Blueprints 3, Blueprints 15, and Blueprints 21 Die-namics #mftstamps

Sometimes the little accents in a stamp set get overlooked, but Julia features the oh-so-pretty rose found in the So Much Love stamp set on her delectable design!

You Are Sweet Card by Julia Stainton featuring So Much Love stamp set and the Blueprints 13, Blueprints 20, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Yoonsun's rosy card features the Scribble Roses stamp set AND the Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics for a riot of color and delicious dimension.

You Got This Card by Yoonsun Hur featuring the Encouraging Words stamp set, The Lisa Johnson Design Scribble Roses stamp set and Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics #mftstamps

Before you go, take a look at a few of the delightful red and rosy things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it's back in stock!

Here's to a creative weekend!


  1. Friday happiness! :) The pageantry is really iconic, isn't it? That rose hat is a hoot! Someone may need to sport one of those? ;) Enjoyable projects, as always, to bring it home. Cheers! *mint juleps* Clink! ;)

  2. Super cards! Love all the designs and techniques. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  3. i love all these projects. i was just thinking i need to get that die out and use it. thanks for the inspiration.